How Many White People Does It Take to Ruin a Good Joke?
I love making fun of white people. I do it every day. It garners laughs, which, as a humorist, is what I want most in this world. But as a black woman, there’s also another, more elemental reason for telling jokes at white people’s expense. The reason is not that I hate white people (some of my best friends are white!) but that this sort of racialized humor is an instrument that people of color can use to placate themselves in the face of the overwhelming reality...